A creamy copycat recipe of Trader Joe's everything bagel dip, but better! The flavour of everything but the bagel including the tangy cream cheese schmear. A super easy dip recipe that is perfect for entertaining during the holiday season.
As we don't have Trader Joe's grocery store in Australia, I have become resourceful in recreating some delicious products unavailable to me. First, it was their everything but the bagel seasoning, and now the dip.
But this homemade version is far superior to TJ's. They make theirs with plain Greek yoghurt, my bagel dip recipe is creamier with more texture.
The bagel seasoning blend is a brilliant ingredient for using to make a tasty dip. This recipe will appeal if you have ever made french onion dip using a packet of powdered french onion soup and sour cream.
Except, this version is far more sophisticated in taste. It's like a French onion dip with a garlic twist, plus the addition of poppy, white, and black sesame seeds.
This easy recipe has only three ingredients but you'll love the flavour of the dip. Trust me, you won't be able to stop dipping.
- Cream Cheese: Go for full fat cream cheese as low fat may make the dip runny.
- Sour Cream: Again full cream for the same reasons as above.
- Bagel Seasoning: You can make your own seasoning (everything but the bagel seasoning recipe) or purchase it if is available in your area. The seasoning is made up of white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, onion, sea salt.
Our Favorite Dippers
There are numerous dippers that would work well with this creamy dip. Below is the tip of the cold dip iceberg.
- Pita chips, potato chips, and plain bagel chips.
- Fresh vegetables such as carrot sticks, celery sticks, and mild radish.
- Breadsticks or thinly sliced grilled baguette.
How to Make Everything Bagel Dip
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Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Using a large spoon or hand mixer mix cream cheese and other ingredients until completely combined, smooth and creamy.
You could also use a food processor to blend the dip. If you do blend the cream cheese and sour cream first, then fold through the bagel spice so it retains its texture.
Place the dip in an airtight container in the fridge for at least an hour before serving to allow the bagel flavours to develop.
- Add some finely sliced green onions or chopped fresh chives.
- Up the spice with some freshly cracked black pepper.
- A splash of fresh lemon juice mixed through adds the element of fresh tang.
- Make a 2 ingredient greek yoghurt version. Use very thick yogurt, labneh also works a treat.
Sara's Top Tips
A Little Extra Bagel
It makes are great schmear on plain bagels. The ones that don't have the additional seasoning sprinkled over the top of them. Then just add some smoked salmon or trout.
Up the Avocado Toast Ante
Spread on a thick toasted slice of sourdough and then top with slices of avocado.
Did you say Crudité?
A great addition to a crudité platter. Which makes for an easy appetizer or brunch spread!
Everything Bagel Dip
- 250 grams cream cheese
- 125 mls sour cream
- 1½ tablespoons everything but the bagel seasoning
- Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Using a large spoon or hand mixer mix cream cheese and other ingredients until completely combined, smooth and creamy.
- You could also use a food processor to blend the dip. If you do blend the cream cheese and sour cream first, then fold through the bagel spice so it retains its texture.
- Place the dip in an airtight container in the fridge for at least an hour before serving to allow the bagel flavours to develop.
- After an hour taste the dip, if you feel it needs a little more bagel seasoning add an extra ½ tablespoon and mix it through.
- Serve with your favourite dippers
All measurements are Australian metric standard. All measures are level, and cups are lightly packed unless specified. 1 teaspoon = 5ml / 1 tablespoon = 20mls / 1 cup = 250ml /4 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon.
- 1 teaspoon equals 5ml
- 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml (Nth America, NZ & UK use 15ml tablespoons)
- 1 cup equals 250ml (Nth America use 237ml)
- 4 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon
- I use the below unless specified in my recipes.
The recipe's nutritional information is an approximation based on an online calculator. It is meant solely for reference purposes. If you're looking for precise details, be sure to double-check with your own research.